Sweetwater has hired Brahyam Martinez, Ryan Limbeck, Jimmy Hart, Chris Rice, Matt Alexander and Patrick Cobley as sales engineers; Brett Moore as a sales assistant; Breanna Jacquay, accounting specialist; Zoe Eastwood, administrative assistant; Jennifer Hughes, maintenance team; Brittany Schumm and Stacie Rennecker as receptionists; and Kathy Littlejohn as a kitchen staff member.
Loretta Mottram, senior director of business development and Diane Miller, purchasing & support manager for Pathfinder Services, recently attended the Business4Better Conference in California.
Jeff Moore of Kosciusko REMC has been promoted to operations supervisor.
Jane Christiansen has been hired by USA Wholesale Lending as a regional account executive for the southern and Midwest regions.
Thomas B. Trent of Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP was a guest lecturer at Notre Dame Law School addressing the topic of Indiana mortgage foreclosure law.
Dave Springmann is the new chief financial officer for Turnstone, which serves children and adults with disabilities.
Todd Meyers has joined BRC Rubber & Plastics as a sales account manager.
Kelli Muehlmeyer was the top loan originator for the month of April for Partners 1st Federal Credit Union.
BKD, LLP has announced the promotion of Ed Baker to director, Jeremy Carnahan to senior manager and Luke Sermersheim to manager.
Rex King, machinist with PHD Inc., celebrated his 25 year anniversary on May 2. Gary Murphy, vice president of engineering, celebrated his 25 year anniversary on May 16.
On May 15, Junior Achievements annual Business and Education Leadership awards ceremony was held. Rick James, CEO and chairman of Metal Technologies, and Joe Ruffolo (posthumously) of Ruffolo Benson LLC were saluted as 2013 Greater Fort Wayne Business Hall of Fame laureates. Don Steininger, president of Steininger Development, was honored with the Ove Jorgensen Spirit of Leadership Award.
Kyle Metzger with Prudential Financial Inc. has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table.
Howard J. Chapman, a retired partner from the law firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP, has published a book titled The Wisdom of Howard.
Rex Heil of Todd Realty in Syracuse has completed his broker transition course for real estate.
Erica Putt, a communications representative with Indiana Michigan Power, has recently received her bachelors degree in business administration. Tracy Warner has been hired as a communications consultant.
Ken Seyfert has assumed the position of president/CEO of the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation, Winona Lake. Seyfert succeeds Dr. Larry N. Chamberlain who retired as CEO on April 18.
David Bonner accepted employment with PHD Inc. as its purchasing manager.
Dodd Kattman of MKM architecture + design recently spoke at the LeadingAge Indiana annual conference in Indianapolis.
Father David Meinzen has been named campus chaplain at the University of Saint Francis.
Arlene Stutzman, a local American Family Insurance agent, received the American Star Excellence in Customer Service award.
Terry Vanette with Indiana Farm Bureau was honored by NAIFA-Indiana with the 2013 Jack Peckinpaugh Associate of the Year award at a recent dinner in Indianapolis.
Jim Vann, chairman, Rea Magnet Wire, will be honored with the Ankh Award naming him a Copper Man of the Year by the Copper Club Inc. at its annual dinner on June 5.
Samir Lakhany of Superhost Enterprise and Betty Peterson and Ruth Elijah of the Ligonier Visitors Center & Heritage Station Museum, received the 2013 Hoosier Hospitality Award for outstanding contributions to the tourism industry during a recent ceremony at the Statehouse.
Austin Pontius has accepted a teaching assistantship with Ball State Universitys College of Architecture and Planning.
Rosalynn Carter, Megan Cox, Gabrielle Putt, Lori Stock, Sylvia Wade and Maureen Widner with Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana received REACH II certification in evidence-based dementia caregiving.